Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and blood pressure in elderly population
The joint effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antihypertensive therapies on blood pressure were studied in community-dwelling elderly. Patients on antihypertensive drugs and NSAIDs had systolic blood pressures (SBP) approximately 5 mm Hg higher than those on antihypertensives alone. Moreover those on the two drugs were more likely to have SBPs above 140 mm Hg. NSAIDs did not have any effect on the diastolic blood pressures of the patients.
Publication Name: Journals of Gerontology
Intermittent claudication and subsequent cardiovascular disease in the elderly
Analysis of data from several adults reveals an enhancement in the rates of cardiovascular comorbidity and diabetes in individuals with intermittent claudication (IC) and susceptibility to smoking. Adults having IC, myocardial infarction and or stroke and a history of angina face higher chances of cardiovascular mortality. These observations imply the importance of IC in understanding cardiovascular problems in the elderly.
Publication Name: The Journals of Gerontology, Series A